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Commercial Garden Waste Disposal

Commercial garden waste must be disposed of by a licensed waste carrier. You must be registered or arrange for licensed waste carriers to remove any green waste you create. This is the case whether you work as a contractor, run your own gardening business, or are taking care of a one-off job.

Even if you’re a licensed waste carrier, you normally can’t dispose of garden waste at your local recycling centre for free. These are for domestic rubbish so most don’t accept any type of commercial waste. It’s much easier to arrange collection and green waste disposal by a professional waste management company, such as Business Waste.

Get a free quote for commercial garden waste collection and disposal from anywhere in the UK today. Contact us or call 0800 211 8390 to speak with one of our friendly and expert team.

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How to dispose of 
commercial garden waste

To dispose of commercial garden waste, you need to either register as a waste carrier or use a professional waste management company and arrange collections by licensed waste carriers. Failure to do so could result in a hefty fine. Using a waste removal company such as Business Waste offers an affordable and convenient solution.

When you produce commercial garden waste you must separate it by type for storage. This means using any bins, bags, skips, and containers to store grass cuttings, hedge clippings, weeds, and green waste apart from any rubble, wood, furniture, and general waste. When the project is finished, or your bins are full, they’ll be sent for disposal.

Our licensed waste carriers will collect your commercial garden waste at an agreed time. They’ll transport it to a nearby waste recycling centre where it’ll be separated by type, recycled, and disposed of. The disposal method depends on the waste type. So, the likes of waste wood may be recycled, while some commercial garden waste could be composted or incinerated.

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Disposing of commercial 
garden waste yourself

If you want to dispose of commercial garden waste yourself you’ll need an upper-tier registration, which must be renewed every three years. This authorises you to transport garden waste from other businesses and households. However, you won’t be able to dispose of it at your local household waste recycling centre, as these are for domestic use.

Instead, you’ll have to find a waste management centre that accepts commercial garden waste for disposal and recycling. There are many registered sites in the UK and most charge based on the volume of waste. For convenient and cost-effective commercial garden waste disposal near you, it can be easiest to use a professional waste management company.

Bins for commercial 
green waste

We provide free bins to store all kinds of commercial green waste – you just cover the collection costs. Book delivery and fill with your garden waste, then our licensed waste carriers will remove the bins at an agreed time, with no rental fees or hidden charges. Discover some of the popular commercial garden waste bins, bags, and containers available.

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    Use a 240 litre wheelie bin purely for green waste such as grass, hedge, and garden cuttings to separate from other rubbish.

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  • Commercial waste bags

    Bags in sizes from 40 to 80 litres provide a convenient way to store all sorts of commercial garden waste.

  • Skips

    Various skip sizes suit large garden projects and are suitable to store rubble, bricks, and high volumes of green waste.

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Types of commercial 
green waste

Commercial green waste covers most rubbish produced from gardening activities in a professional setting. This includes taking on gardening jobs for homes and residential properties, as well as in commercial settings – such as gardening for hotels, office blocks, campsites, schools, hospitals, and other businesses.

Common types of commercial green waste are:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Hedge clippings
  • Weeds
  • Prunings
  • Twigs, small branches, and bark
  • Windfall fruit
  • Unwanted seeds, bulbs, and plants

Landscape gardeners, garden renovation projects, and other jobs may involve other types of garden waste disposal. You still need to arrange commercial waste collection to get rid of such rubbish types in a safe, legal, and environmentally friendly way. Examples of these can include:

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Where can I take 
commercial garden waste?

You cannot take commercial garden waste to most regular recycling centres run by the council or local authorities, as these are for domestic waste and recycling. Instead, you should find a nearby privately owned or specialist recycling centre that accepts commercial green waste. You must check they’re registered to dispose of and recycle waste.

Costs to use most private recycling and disposal sites are based on the weight or vehicle size and there’s often a minimum charge. Using a professional waste management firm can offer a more cost-effective option for disposal, which covers such fees. Contact us at Business Waste and we’ll provide a free quote for commercial garden waste disposal.

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How is green 
waste recycled?

Most commercial green waste is recycled through composting. This follows a similar process to composting your garden waste at home but on a much larger scale and the process is sped up. The entire process takes between eight and 16 weeks and the end results are used within agriculture, landscaping, gardens, and brownfield sites.

The general process to recycle green waste is:

  • Garden waste arrives at a composting site and is sorted, with any non-compostable materials removed.
  • The green waste is shredded and laid out in long piles (sometimes called windrows) that may be up to 100m long and four metres high.
  • Temperature and moisture conditions are monitored, which can reach around 60°C. This speeds up the enzymes and bacteria while killing off harmful microbes, diseases, and plant seeds.
  • Rows are turned regularly, usually every three to five days, which introduces fresh oxygen.
  • The compost is screened to remove any contaminants and remaining debris. Larger uncomposed items can be reintroduced to the process until they’ve broken down.
  • Finally, all the resulting compost is graded for various uses and sent out to farms, gardens, and other projects for use on the land.

Ways to reduce 
garden waste

Reducing the amount of green waste you send to a recycling and disposal site will save your business money on removal and collection costs. It also has a more positive impact on the environment by reducing the amount of energy and resources required to deal with commercial garden waste disposal and recycling.

A few ways to minimise the garden waste your business produces include:

  • Sell logs – reduce waste and make a bit of money by selling any logs or branches to people with wood-burning fires or stoves.
  • Compost on-site – if you’ve got the space then adding in a compost heap on-site reduces the energy needed for disposal. Plus, it provides useful compost for your business’ garden in a few weeks.
  • Reuse what you can – repair, repurpose, and decorate any old and broken garden items rather than throw them away.
  • Donate old items – when clearing out a garden you could donate old furniture, plant pots, and other items to local charities.
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Arrange commercial 
garden waste collection

Getting rid of garden waste is easy and affordable with Business Waste. Book commercial garden waste collection wherever you are in the UK at a time and date that suits your needs. You can arrange a one-off removal or regular commercial green waste collection on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis.

We’ll deliver free bins, bags, and containers to store your green waste at the point of production. Simply pay for collection and our licensed waste carriers will remove your full bins and transport them to a nearby waste management facility for disposal and recycling. You’ll receive a free duty of care certificate too.

Whether you work as a contractor, or landscape gardener, or run a big gardening company, we can take care of your waste collection and disposal needs. Get a free no obligation quote today. Contact us online or call 0800 211 8390. Our friendly and expert team can answer any questions you have.

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Commercial garden
waste FAQs

  • AGRICULTURAL WASTE Can you burn commercial green waste?

    Burning commercial green waste should not be done, as the smoke it releases adds to air pollution levels. There’s also a risk when burning commercial green waste of the fire spreading out of control, which could damage property and endanger human life. Always dispose of green waste responsibly and send it for composting where possible.

  • AGRICULTURAL WASTE How do you shred green garden waste?

    Use a shredder to reduce the volume of green garden waste. If you regularly need to shred garden waste then investing in one that’s a good size for the jobs you do may be best. Otherwise, you can hire a shredder for green garden waste that may offer a more cost-effective solution.

  • AGRICULTURAL WASTE Does garden waste need to be bagged?

    Garden waste doesn’t need to be bagged. You can place it in a bin or a container loose. The garden waste will be sorted at the disposal or recycling centre and any plastic bags and other contaminants removed at this point. You could bag up garden waste for storage before pouring it into a bigger bin loose.

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